The paper compares the most significant determinants in national strategies for smart specialisation and investment subsidies as well as barriers to investments. Furthermore, the study analyses the most important competitiveness factors in Croatia and in selected member states (with emphasis on higher education, business sophistication and innovation) as well as on structural changes to their economies. Based on its findings the study presents specific recommendations for Croatian policymakers.
Published with the support of the programme Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Support to InstitutionThe research for the purpose of this paper has been carried out within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Jean Monnet support to institutions project POLO-Cro28 (No. 565296-EPP-1-2015-1-HR-EPPJMO-SUPPI) with the function of the observatory of public policies in Croatia.
The study is based upon a common methodology and a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis which is to be applied to monitor six selected policy fields during the three-year implementation period of the project.More information about the project available at: http://polocro28.irmo.hr/.
The publication reflects the views of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.